Utricularia prehensilis

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Utricularia prehensilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Utricularia
Subgenus: Utricularia subg. Bivalvaria
Section: Utricularia sect. Oligocista
Species: U. prehensilis
Binomial name
Utricularia prehensilis
  • U. bifida Bojer ex A.DC.
  • U. hians A.DC.
  • U. huillensis Welw. ex Kamieński
  • U. lingulata Baker
  • U. prehensilis var. hians (A.DC.) Kamieński
  • U. prehensilis var. huillensis Kamieński
  • U. prehensilis var. lingulata (Baker) Kamieński
  • U. quadricarinata Suess.

Utricularia prehensilis is a small to medium-sized, probably perennial carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. It is native to tropical and southern Africa, where it can be found in Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. U. prehensilis grows as a terrestrial plant in marshes, bogs, and swamps from altitudes around sea level near its southern range up to 2,100 m (6,890 ft) in southern Tanzania. It was originally described by Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer in 1837.[1]

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  1. ^ Taylor, Peter. (1989). The genus Utricularia - a taxonomic monograph. Kew Bulletin Additional Series XIV: London.